Within the pages of a diary, a terrifying tale is written, but is this chilling tale an account of a nightmare once lived, or an omen of events yet to come?



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Cast overview:
Dave Strebel ...
One Armed Zombie
Daniel N. Smith ...
Leg Biting Zombie
Mark Mareck ...
Bookcase Zombie
Lisa Strebel ...
Girl Zombie #1
Rebecca Manning ...
Girl Zombie #2
Sara Jane Kennicott ...
Female Zombie #1
Julie Bossinger ...
Female Zombie #2
J. Kevin Stevens ...
Male Zombie #1
Jesse Gee ...
Male Zombie #2
Male Zombie #3


Looking forward to a weekend retreat, Jonathan (a young writer) and his wife Heather headed to an isolated rental cabin deep in the Oregon Woods. But there is an evil in the forest that awaits them, and what was to be a relaxing vacation quickly turns into a horrific nightmare as they fight for their very survival against a merciless evil force hungry only for human flesh. Within the pages of a diary their terrifying tale is written, but is this chilling tale an account of a nightmare once lived, or an omen of events yet to come? Written by David Covarrubias

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It was to be a romantic weekend . . .


Short | Horror



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26 June 2004 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The basement used in the film was actually a horse stable with massive amounts of set design to hide this fact. See more »

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Finally made it into a film festival!
13 September 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just found out THE DIARY made it into its first film festival, the FAIF Film Festival, premiering on October 12 of this year at the Mann Chinese. I was surprised it took this long because when I saw it during its completion screening last June I saw a true gem.

The acting is top-notch, the cinematography incredible (a great example is when the Jonathan character is outside and you can see his breath since it's so cold – really conveyed a sense of dread during that scene, another example is when Billy went to bed and there's the blue moonlight hitting hit face, with the orange lighting behind him, adding a nice contrast), the cabin used in the secluded woods was also a very nice touch (it is eerie when you go to a cabin and can't hear any of nature's sounds). I enjoyed the makeup effects on the zombies too, especially on one of the actresses in the film. It made her very sensuous and beautiful.

This film is truly something everyone should watch when it makes its premiere next month. See it everyone, you won't be disappointed!

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